Author: Mark Walsh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2003
Using a clear and systematic approach to the whole research process, this book links research to clinical governance and evidence-based practice, explains which models of research to use for different projects, and explains how to evaluate others' research.
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES is essential reading for anyone wishing to undertake research or to read and interpret research findings in any of the health science disciplines. It covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology taking a very down-to-earth, straightforward approach. The second edition includes new chapters on the single case and communication.
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2011
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University
Author: Melanie Jasper
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2003
This title introduces the concept of reflective practice and explains its purpose to the healthcare student or professional in the UK. It demonstrates the skills necessary for effective reflective practice and explores the benefits of successful reflection in relation to pre-registration profiles and Continuing Professional Development.
Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2018-07-02
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING RESEARCH, 6/e, an engaging, learner-friendly text, illuminates all steps of the nursing research process, helping students critique research and determine whether study findings are ready to apply in practice. To illustrate specific aspects of the research process, the author extensively excerpts from published studies, including research performed outside the U.S. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, objectives, definitions of key terms, summaries, class activities, and self-tests. This Sixth Edition has been revised with up-to-date information and references throughout; more coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research; greater focus on evidence-based practice; and an all-new chapter on nursing research and health care economics.
Author: Carol Boswell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2015-11-20
The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Nursing Research is a distinct integration of evidence-based practice and research for the baccalaureate student and practicing registered nurses. It focuses on how students can incorporate research into their daily practice while considering all the newest trends and issues. This is not a typical introduction to nursing research book; it is an evidence-based practice text that uses research. The Fourth Edition focus on the meaning of evidence, the use of quality improvement, and the practical application of these aspects for the practicing health care provider.
Author: Shirley M. H. Hanson
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Release Date: 2001
The purpose of Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research, 2nd Edition is to provide a foundation in the concepts of family health care nursing and to learn how these concepts and theories are practiced in the traditional specialties within the nursing profession. It is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students who need a foundation in family health care nursing. -- A comprehensive overview of family nursing that links family theory and research to clinical implementation in such practice areas as gerontology, maternity, pediatrics, med/surg, and mental health -- Encompasses broad definitions of families, including nuclear, cohabitating individuals, single parents, blended, gay, as well as cultural differences -- Clinical case studies illustrate intervention and health promotion for the family as a client in a variety of settings -- Chapter pedagogy includes introduction, outline, objectives, summary, study questions, references, and bibliography -- "Highlighting Current Research" tool appears in appropriate chapters -- New chapter on family nursing research
Author: Kathy Malloch
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-03-09
This text provides an introductory perspective of evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. The need for explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients leads the list of the goals of today’s healthcare leader. The Second Edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and updated and contains new chapters on Evidence-based Regulation and Evidence and Innovation.
Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2007-02-15
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.
Release Date: 2007
By focusing on the role and concepts of professional nursing, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 4th Edition provides an in-depth look at nursing in the real world. Written specifically for students who are already RNs, it acknowledges the education and experience they already have while introducing new and exciting topics. The text covers everything from the history of nursing to modern issues in nursing, all of which will benefit students in the field. Current professional practice topics are covered such as political, economic, and legal issues. Discusses the role of the professional nurse and the socialization of the nurse into a professional role. Profile in Practice boxes feature real nurses sharing their experiences related to the content in the chapter. Research findings, integrated throughout, reinforce the importance of research to practice. Encourage analysis and synthesis of the material with Critical Thinking Exercises. Key Points in every chapter allow students to focus on important information. Four new chapters: Communication Skills and Techniques; Rural Health Considerations; Violence as a Health Care Problem; and Vulnerable Populations, provide an even more thorough look at nursing and health care. An expanded and revised chapter on Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process helps students gain a better understanding of the role of critical thinking in clinical judgment and the nursing process. An expanded Challenges in Teaching and Learning chapter compares major theories, practices, and principles of effective experiences, the role of technology in nursing, and design in teaching and learning for groups and individuals.
Author: Stephen Polgar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013
The sixth edition of this book has two overall aims: to introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences and to demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care.
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2011-02-08
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
Author: Jeremy Jolley
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2010
Want to know what research and nursing have in common? The answer is everything. Every time you meet a new patient you gather information about them, which is a form of research. This book looks at research in the context of a nursing student so you can learn how to use research skills during your study and future career. It covers everything from basic interviews, quantitative and qualitative data all the way to creating and summarizing questionnaires. Research is a fundamental part of the nursing and An Introduction to Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is the ideal book to get you started. "I read your excellent book, one of the only 2 I read cover to cover, and was delighted that by the end, I had a pretty good idea of what to do and write. The last section, 'How to succeed with your essay', is brilliant and I am sure I am not the only student whose bacon you saved." Ms AC Silva, University of Greenwich "The book is not overly academic, it debunks jargon, advises caution over reliance on internet sources and introduces new words and terminology well. There are examples of how practitioners are using research and evidence-based practice on the ground, and it keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. It is like having a friendly, informative chat." Review by Irene Mabbott, practice development co-ordinator, evidence based practice, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Review from Nursing Standard magazine, volume 25 no. 19 January 2011 "Very easy to follow and not too much jargon." - Ms Cobbold, INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY "This will be a good start for students new to research." - Dr Horton, DIVISION OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY "Some of the chapters in this book would be particularly useful for undergraduate students. Chapter two entitled The literature and Chapter three Evidence-based practice should provide useful information for undergraduate students studying research for the first time ." - Dr Curtis, SCHOOL OF NURSING, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN "This is an ideal introductory text for nursing students new to research. I read it cover to cover in two days!" - Dr McNicholas, DEPT OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY "I already recommend Rana & Upton and I think that this book offers a good complementary text. I particularly like the practice examples and thinking points that are specifically applied to nursing." - John Aldridge, School of Health, University of Northampton "Easy to read clear advice" - Ms Brady, SCHOOL OF NURSING, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY "Following reading through I found it a clear and easy to read and digest text and have been reccomending to students," Ms Atherton, School of Health Care, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY "This book is straight forward in approach and is well structured." Mrs. Caroline Downs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-01-08
This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.